New dramatic footage of TB Joshua surfaces

The Nigerian 'prophet' responds to critics in the video following the building collapse at his church.

Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations TB Joshua. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - New dramatic video footage has emerged from controversial 'Prophet' TB Joshua's Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria, in which he responds to his critics.

The pastor has been criticised for his response to a building collapse on 12 September on the church premises in which 115 people died, including 80 South Africans.

The collapse occurred when three extra storeys were being added to the existing two of a guesthouse inthe church compound where visitors from abroad flock to stay.

The Lagos Pentacostal Church attracts a global following of Christians who believe Joshua is able to perform miracles including curing the ill and raising the dead from the grave.

An investigation into the cause of the disaster is now underway.

A video has been uploaded to YouTube in which Joshua stops preaching to show his audience footage of a man falling from the church's upper level gallery.

It's being reported the man was desperate the catch the pastor's attention.

Joshua used the opportunity to slam those who have tried to discredit him since the building collapse.

"Nothing happens without the spirit of God, it will be captured somewhere. Can you see how it captures? How did they know that someone wanted to jump? What happened to the building, how it was captured, just like that. There's nothing you can do secretly here without being exposed."

Joshua maintains a plane flying close to the building before the collapse caused the tragedy.